Staff

The Association's three-person staff consists of an Executive Director, an Associate Director and an Operations/Communications Associate. 

The Association also contracts a part-time Government Relations/Lobbyist and a part-time Accountant.

  • Eugene Piccolo, MACS Executive Director
  • Piccolo, Eugene

    Executive Director

    Phone: (651) 789.3090 ext. 10
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    Eugene's educational background includes a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of St. Thomas and a M.A. in Non-public School Administration - Secondary and Elementary, also from the University of St. Thomas. A veteran educator and former Assistant Commissioner in the Minnesota Department of Education, Eugene has had a career in education spanning more than 30 years. As an Executive Director, Eugene has a vital role in charter school advocacy. This includes organizational t...

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  • DeGree, Thomas

    Associate Director

    Phone: (651) 789.3090 ext. 11
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    Tom has been working in education for over 25 years, he holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, a MA in Curriculum Arts and an elementary license from University of St. Thomas and a Principal Licensure from Hamline University. He is also an adjunct professor at Hamline University.

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  • Swan, Mike

    Operations & Communications Associate

    Phone Number: (651) 789.3090 ext. 12
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    Mike comes to MACS with a background in theatre and communications management. After spending four years working in School Communications with The National Theatre for Children, he is excited to work closely with innovative schools and educators. Outside of his work with MACS, Mike still freelances as a professional actor and rides in charity cycling tours. B.A Theatre Performance, James Madison University.